The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is pleased to release a video that explores the evolution of cycling infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal. Ryan Anders Whitney, TCAT's Complete Streets Researcher and CLASP Facilitator, directed the video and presented it at the 2013 Velo-City conference in Vienna, Austria.
Highlighting bicycle infrastructure in Canada's two largest cities the video features interviews with advocates, academics, public health professionals, and other stakeholders. Both cities have made progress in creating a network of bike lanes, yet each has taken a different approach. Much of Montreal's cycling network is physically separated from motorized traffic, whereas Toronto's consists primarily of on-street painted bike lanes. We hope that this video will inspire cities to create more dedicated space for cyclists and inform viewers on differences in the cycling planning process between Toronto and Montreal.
TCAT would like to thank Clean Air Partnership, Montreal Urban Ecology Centre and Eco Counter for their generous financial support. A big thank you also goes out to everyone else who made this video possible!
Please see TCAT's previous reports Benchmarking Active Transportation in Canadian Cities and Building Better Cycling Arteries in Cities for more information on cycling infrastructure in Canadian cities.